Tips and advice to help Veterans and military families get the most from homebuying
Mortgages typically have some form of mortgage insurance. Conventional loans have private mortgage insurance (PMI), FHA loans have a mortgage insurance premium (MIP) and even USDA loans have an ongoing fee. Here we look at the VA's mortgage insurance requirements - or lack thereof.
Securing a VA loan with bad credit isn't impossible, but it is common for many lenders to have a more stringent credit requirements.
Using your VA loan benefits to purchase a home is exciting, but if you are new to the process you may need some pointers along the way. Below we compiled the top questions and tips for Veterans looking to use their VA loan benefit.
Military spouses often play key roles in the homebuying process. Here we take a deep dive into what spouses can expect and how to be better prepared for your homebuying journey.
Surviving spouses of Veterans and service members can be eligible for a VA loan of their own. Here, we dive into the process and requirements for surviving spouses to obtain a VA loan. We’ll take a closer look at eligibility for surviving spouses, what it takes to get a Certificate of Eligibility, closing cost benefits and more.
Here we compare the primary differences between VA and conventional loans to show you when each option may be the best.
VA adjustable-rate mortgages (ARMs) haven't seen much demand in recent years. However, rising interest rates have homebuyers searching for VA ARMs again.
Some Veterans are turning to cash offer services like Ribbon and Homeward in the face of rising home prices. But these companies can charge fees that VA homebuyers cannot pay. Here's a look at how to make these deals work.
Restoration of entitlement is not an automatic process, but requires some work from the borrower. Learn about the requirements for restoring entitlement and how you can reuse your VA loan benefits.
A low VA appraisal doesn't mean the end of the road. VA buyers can appeal a low VA appraisal through VA Tidewater or a Reconsideration of Value (ROV).